Process Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Babcock International

On this 5-year Process Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, you’ll gain a BEng in Professional Engineering (Science Industry Process/Plant Engineer) and set yourself up for a career working as a Process Engineer in the nuclear sector.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Fully funded qualification, personal development training and opportunities, a minimum 28 days holiday allowance including bank holidays, competitive pension scheme, employee share scheme, flexible benefits including employee shopping savings portal.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Working hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    5 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Dec 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Start with the microscopic detail and work your way up. That’s what our process engineers do. Join them and you’ll help us develop robust, innovative solutions to extraordinary challenges. 
Over 5 years, you'll get to know the ins and outs of designing processes and technologies - from New Build to Decommissioning and life extension for our client sites globally.  
You’ll also gain insights into the full development lifecycle and understand how this sector contributes to our success. And the best part? You'll be part of a friendly team that's all about collaboration and innovation. 
Here's what you'll get up to: 

  • Designing processes for New Builds and Decommissioning.
  • Spending time at different locations across the country.
  • Working closely with a team on global projects.
  • Learning all about the development lifecycle.  

Once you've completed the apprenticeship, you'll be all set to take on the role of a Process Engineer. With the experience you'll gain and our support, you'll also have the chance to gain professional recognition with the Chartered Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).  

The training you will be getting

This Level 6 degree apprenticeship provides practical and theoretical training for aspiring process engineers who want to gain new skills and a formal degree qualification.   
Alongside workplace training, you'll also be studying for a Level 6 Science Industry Process Plant Engineer Degree Apprenticeship. This includes a BEng in Professional Engineering (Science Industry Process/Plant Engineer). It's the perfect mix of classroom learning and real-world experience. 

Successful apprentices will be eligible to apply for Incorporated Engineer (IEng), through a relevant licensed (by Engineering Council) Professional Engineering Institution (PEI) e.g. IChemE, IMechE. This apprenticeship is aligned to Engineering Council UK-SPEC at Incorporated Engineer (IEng) standard.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will move into a substantive position within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills


GCSE or equivalent in 4 subjects including English and Chemistry (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent in Maths (Grade B/6 or higher) Essential
A Level or equivalent in Maths and Chemistry (Grade ABB or above) Essential

Things to consider

Many of our early careers roles are subject to Security Clearance and Trade Control restrictions which mean that your place of birth, nationality, citizenship, or residency you hold may impact which roles you are eligible for. You must be able to achieve BPSS (Baseline security) and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance.

About the employer

Babcock is an international defence company operating in our focus countries of the UK, Australasia, Canada, France and South Africa, with exports to additional markets with potential to become focus countries. We meet our customers’ key requirements of affordability, availability, and capability by delivering engineering, support and critical systems to defence and civil markets.


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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Science industry process and plant engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Once you’ve clicked ‘Apply’, you’ll be taken to our application site. Set up a candidate profile and you can apply for roles at Babcock.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Mar 2024